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Home Sweden-Home-Decca-1959Home Sweden Home, featuring Egon Kjerrman Orchestra and soloists.
This charity shop find struck me a quite ‘seasonal’ cover (it even has a track on it called Black Rudolf!). Issued in America in 1959 on London Records, I have seen two editions of this album, which seems to have been released in conjunction with SAS Airlines, whose logo and advert appear on the back. The album was first issued in a sleeve featuring an SAS stewardess in 1958 (see below), then reissued in this more homely cover.
Clearly aimed at lonely Swedish ex-pats, or travellers to the country, the sleeve here features a very typically made up fifties woman in a Swedish traditional outfit. The painted wooden horse is also a traditional folk tradition, from the Dalarna region of the country. Despite the date, my copy has a decimal import tax sticker on the back and is a deleted cut-out, perhaps indicating a poor seller which was then off-loaded at ex-warehouse stock.

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About simon robinson

Having worked as a graphic designer in the music industry, mainly in the reissue sector, I now concentrate on the design and publication of books about popular culture - and even write some of them.
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